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Credit recovery program may be on its way out

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Credit recovery program may be on its way out

For the past few years, Pasco County high schools have made a concerted push to get students who struggled with courses and credits into a credit recovery program. The computer-based program allows students to work at their own pace — in a classroom with a teacher available — to make up credits and stay on track for graduation. Many schools have credited the program with keeping students from dropping out, instead staying on path to an on-time diploma. But that all might soon change. Echoing past comments of School Board member Allen Altman, superintendent Kurt Browning suggested the programs, in which students can earn credits rapidly, might be on their way out. "I am not a big fan of credit recovery," Browning told the School Board last week. "You've got students who (waste) a semester and then they want to make up the credit." He suggested they should work harder in class rather than goof off and then aim to replace their F with a better grade after a few days of work. "We're doing a disservice to the students," Browning said. He didn't offer more details on his plans for the program.

LAND O'LAKES

Schools deputy sticking around

Pasco schools assistant superintendent-secondary Tina Tiede effectively had her job eliminated in superintendent Kurt Browning's reorganization. But that doesn't mean she's being booted off the third floor. Browning has asked her to stick around, without an official title, to help transform the district into Browning's vision. "Tina comes with a lot of institutional history we want to be able to capture," Browning told the Times last week. "We are working with her to make sure we have the systems in place." Once June 30 rolls around, they'll both assess her future with the district. Tiede is in the deferred retirement program, but has a couple years before she has to leave. She has headed up efforts to reallocate staff and to comply with class size rules, while also overseeing secondary schools.

COUNTYWIDE

Time to recycle Christmas tree

The stockings have been emptied and the presents unwrapped, and pretty soon it will be time to take down the Christmas tree. Instead of tossing it to the curb, consider recycling it. Pasco parks are accepting trees through Jan. 6 to be chipped into mulch. Remove all tinsel, decorations and hooks and drop off at any of the following sites:

• Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson.

• Anclote Gulf Park, 2305 Baillie's Bluff Road, Holiday.

• Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Road, New Port Richey.

• Elsie Logan/Shady Hills Park, 15840 Green Glen Lane, Shady Hills.

• West Pasco Class III, 14230 Hays Road, Shady Hills.

• Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. (U.S. 41), Land O'Lakes.

• Wesley Chapel Regional Park, 7727 Boyette Road (north end at Overpass Road), Wesley Chapel.

• John S. Burks Memorial Park, 1322 Gene Nelson Blvd., Dade City.

• Sam W. Pasco Recreational Complex, 9835 Chancey Road, Zephyrhills.

Credit recovery program may be on its way out 12/25/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:56pm]
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